Graduate Certificate in Cyber-Physical Systems

UVA will begin offering a Graduate Certificate in Cyber-Physical Systems in spring 2021.


Description of Certificate

The graduate certificate in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is designed to recognize the acquisition of CPS knowledge and skills through the completion of targeted courses. The graduate certificate in CPS is available to current graduate students in UVA's School of Engineering and Applied Science and will be awarded at the time of degree conferral.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber-Physical Systems requires 15 credit hours of graduate level courses as outlined below.

Required Core Course: 3 credits

All students will take the following:

CPS1: Communication, Test-Beds & Policy (3 credits) - ENGR 6559 / CE 6500 / CS 6501 / MAE 6592 / SYS 6581

Required Cyber-Physical Systems Courses: 6 credits

All students will select two of the following courses:

CPS2: Advanced Embedded Systems (3 credits) - ECE 6501 / CS 6501

CPS3: Signal Processing, Machine Learning, and Control (3 credits) - CS 6762 (previously CS 6501)

CPS4: Dynamical Systems (3 credits) - MAE 6592 / CE 6500

CPS5: Formal Methods, Safety, and Security (3 credits) - CS 6763 / SYS 6763 (previously CS 6501 / SYS 6582)

Restricted Electives: 6 credits

All students will select two courses from a list of approved in-depth CPS courses (list updated each semester)

Admission Requirements

All students must apply to the certificate program. The following admissions requirements will apply to all applicants:

  • Admission to graduate or doctoral degree program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science; and
  • Application form
    (This form is for new students. Students enrolled spring 2021 and earlier should contact kt2q@virginia.edu.)